Niyati Sangani ’17 Wins New York State Bar Association Writing Award

For the second year in a row, an NYLS student won a prestigious writing competition sponsored by the New York State Bar Association’s Business Law Section. The annual competition is open to all J.D. and LL.M. degree candidates.

Niyati Sangani ’17 took top honors for an article she wrote as an NYLS student, “Cybersecurity and Its Impact on the Financial Services Industry.” The article was published in the NY Business Law Journal (Vol. 21, No. 1), and Sangani was recognized at the Business Law Section Spring Meeting in May.

The article contends that while the internet has encouraged the growth of technological developments within the financial services sector, it has also boosted the need for proactive defense due to the increased risk of cybercrime and threats.

Professor Ronald Filler, an expert in financial services law, submitted Sangani’s paper to the Journal for its consideration.

“Niyati Sangani took several of my financial services law courses and was an outstanding student,” Professor Filler said. “Her paper reflects critical issues now facing all U.S. companies, particularly as financial firms possess a growing amount of personal data. I serve on several industry boards, and potential cybersecurity threats are addressed at every board meeting.”